I'm Jen Nichols...I love hearing that name. Dave and I now live in West Jordan. Dave currently works at Pioneer Valley Hospital and Jordan Valley Medical Center. He is a Therapist for Pioneer Valley Hospital and does crisis work for them as well. Reagan is 3 yrs old and she is only getting cuter. Matthew just joined our little family on March 22, 2012. He is a sweet little guy. We are just enjoying the ride.
Here are some random Pics that I have just been taking of Reagan.
Reagan loves it when I put her in front of the mirror. When she is being fussy I just walk her over to the mirror and she gets this huge smile on her face. I love it. I just love taking pictures of her when she smiles. Okay so Reagan has started making this sound that she does for long periods of time. She opens her mouth and it sounds like she is screaming but not as loud. I tried to catch it on video but she is no performer for the camera. All I could get was a picture of her with her mouth open. That's to show you what she looks like while making that noise.
I realized that I have lots of pictures of Reagan out of the hospital but none of when she was born. This first picture was before they induced me. I was loving life then because there was no pain and I was so ready to have her out of me. Little did I know what was waiting for me. This is me wearing an oxygen mask. When the pain started coming I wasn't getting enough air so I had to wear one of these lovely things.I mean when they induced me I could handle the pain okay. Those contractions were easy to breath through. But nothing felt like that pain when my doctor broke my water. That was pretty much unbearable. My doctor broke my water and then said "You might want to call the anasthesiologist. My contractions were every minute and very strong. It took 45 minutes for him to get there. And then he told me that it would take 10 minutes for the drugs to work. That felt like an eternity! But as soon as they kicked in I was loving life.
Here are some pics of us being a first time family of three in the hospital.
Reagan is 3 months old already. I can't believe how fast the time goes. She is doing great so far. Reagan has been a great baby right from the start. Dave and I have been really blessed with such a sweet spirit. We started having her sleep in her crib a couple of days ago. She did so well the first night. She slept the whole night. Since then it has been less but we are hopeful. She has been eating more and growing more all the time. I am amazed that whenever I put Reagan in something to wear she is almost too big for it a week and a half later. She is so alert and has been since 2 months old. But I love seeing her discover something new everyday. I started my job last week and it went pretty well. Dave has been able to come home sooner at night because of my job so that he can watch her while I am on the phone. I'm glad that Dave gets to see her more because I know how hard it was for him to get texts from me everyday telling him about something new she did that day. There is one small thing that I do get a tiny bit embarrassed about. And that is that Reagan is a huge farter. That's right everyone. Those of you that know me know that I am mortified if I even accidentaly let one fly in public or even around my husband. So you can imagine my horror when I was sitting in Relief Society today and Reagan was playing on the blanket on the floor in front of me just cooing away when she let out two huge farts and just smiled in relief. Hopefuly she will grow out of that soon. But I sure do love my little....or should I say big tooter.
These are blocks that my friend Brianne made for Reagan. Right now I just hold them in front of her and put them up againster her cheeks. She loves them already. I can't wait for her to start holding them and playing with them on her own. Thanks Brianne.
Christmas started off pretty exciting from a mystery snowman left on our doorstep. I love stuff like this. It is so much fun. The snowman was left annonymously with a few little gifts wrapped inside. The hat on the head is for Dave, the scarf for me, the head was a basketball for dave and the body was baby wipes and diapers for Reagan. Also aunt Andi and uncle Russ came to spend christmas eve and day with us. They are so much fun. We were very sad to see them go. Andrea is attempting to play the drums for guitar hero. She did very well. Dave, Reagan, and I were all excited about our gifts. 2009 was a year I will not forget full of stress and lots of joy. We can't wait to see what 2010 will bring. We have been so blessed in our lives. We are truly greatful for the gospel in our lives and all the wonderful friends and family that we have. Oh also one of my good friends made Reagan this awesome gift. I will take a pic and post it soon.